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Removing mobo software after mobo brand swap?

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Last response: in Motherboards
June 12, 2010 6:48:57 AM

I replaced a Gigabyte motherboard with an Asus motherboard recently in my new build. I had installed some Gigabyte stuff like Smart6 etc and didn't uninstall it before swapping the boards.

Doing some disk cleaning up I noticed some of this stuff still sitting around in my Program Files folders. When I try to uninstall I get error messages like "DMI port not found".

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to remove the Gigabyte software? It's not a huge deal and doesn't seem to be doing anything (no services I think) but it bugs me.

Oh, the OS is Win7..


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June 12, 2010 2:17:56 PM

If you're familiar with Regedit, it's relatively easy to get rid of extra stuff. Once the registry is clean, delete the folder(s). Just be careful and make sure you have a good backup before proceeding.
June 12, 2010 9:17:22 PM

There are tons of Gigabyte items in the registry in various places include HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, LOCAL_MACHINE, CURRENT_USER... Some of it is obviously part of the mobo Gigabyte stuff I installed but some isn't so obvious.

Hmm... I'll have to consider how much this is really bugging me.